About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4
When you're at our cottage, located in the town of Seaside, you'll want to kick back and relax and just move at a Snail's Pace! This 2 bedroom/ 2 bath cottage is just a hop, skip, and a jump to the beautiful, sandy beaches of Seaside and home to a tower tall enough to enjoy the most colorful Gulf Coast sunsets around! Our cottage is located only two blocks from Seaside's town square where you can enjoy dining, shopping and entertainment, and less than 2 blocks to tennis, pool & fitness center. Enter Snail's Pace through the screened in porch complete with love seat, chairs & tables that brings the inside out into the wonderful Seaside weather - a great place for your morning coffee or just great conversation. Enjoy a cozy family room with a new 43" 4K LED flat screen, DVR, Blue Ray DVD Player and High Speed Wireless Internet Access. A spacious, well equipped kitchen and dining area await you on the main floor. A new three part whole house water filtration system has been installed delivering bottled water quality water throughout the house. A refrigerator with filtered water and ice on the door, cookware, coffee maker, dishes and glasses. A recently renovated bathroom with larger shower (no tub) & outside access, plus a closet stacked washer and dryer complete the main level. Upstairs you'll find the two bedrooms and a second bathroom/shower combo. The master bedroom has a Westin Heavenly™ king size mattress and Pottery Barn™ Stratton bed, ample closet space, dresser, under bed storage drawers and a new 24” LED flat screen TV. The guest room with its Westin Heavenly™ queen size mattress and Pottery Barn™ Stratton bed and flat screen TV. This bedroom has french doors to your own private balcony. The balcony has two comfortable cushioned chaise lounges - a great place to "catch some sun" read a book and just enjoy life. There is a recently renovated, shared full bath (shower only) in the hall. Also provided is a portable crib, child gate, high chair, bed rail and numerous games and puzzles that are sure to keep the kids busy after a long day at the beach! (No need to haul all of your own baby equipment with you!) Up one more level you'll find the best seats in the house! Complete with two twin day beds with Westin Heavenly™ mattresses and lots of comfortable pillows to relax and lounge on. Open the windows to hear the waves crash onto the beach or turn on the new 39” LED flat screen TV or new Blue Ray DVD player and enjoy a movie. The tower will quickly become your favorite room in the house! The view of the town and of the gulf are awesome. Kids love to play up here and adults love to come up and have cocktails and enjoy the sunset. There is a small balcony off of the tower to look at the Seaside skyline. There are chairs, umbrellas, toys, and floats provided for your beach enjoyment. The home is even equipped with whole house air UV air purification system!!!
WE ALLOW ONE SMALL, NON-SHEDDING DOG PER RENTAL ($150.00 SURCHARGE added after initial booking). If Dog is over 30 pounds, or is a dog breed that sheds - an additional $50 surcharge to the $150 will be applied to your credit card. If more than one non shedding dog stays in the cottage, an additional $100 surcharge for the second dog will be applied to your credit card. No more than two dogs are allowed.
**All Sandpiper managed properties now come with 2 complimentary bikes ** Amenity passes are available for a fee of $27/day **
*Please note this cottage only allows Saturday-Saturday rentals during our high season.
Sandpiper Vacation Rentals
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
The Castillo's from Fort Worth, TX
What an amazing time we had!!! Location, Location, Location !!!!!! In less time that it would take you to load up your beach stuff and fight for an elevator down at the noisy cheesy beach themed high rise condos you have stepped off your quaint screened front porch (nothing more endearing to a true southern girl!) traversed a short distance and are sitting on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in all of Florida! Snail's Pace is wonderfully appointed with EVERYTHING you could possibly need at the beach, no matter the age of your family or beach guests. From the moment you step onto the front porch and into the lovely cottage you know you are in for a real treat. It is tastefully decorated and appointed in a delightfully rustic beach style with state of the art appliances and plush linens. Too many thoughtful amenities to name them all but a few of my favorites were the wonderful radio in the kitchen (nothing like listening to some oldies on the radio after a day at the beach with a cool drink in hand as you cook!), soft quilts and lap blankets within reach of any place you lounge, delightful screened in porch with comfy furniture, a ceiling fan and a reading lamp for rainy day reading, great assorted reading selection in case you forgot your own, tastefully decorated, fresh, clean bathrooms with everything you could possibly need, and last but certainly not least, the "crows nest" at the very top. This quickly became my go to place to star gaze, watch the storms come in off the water, to just be quiet and relax (while my husband was downstairs watching SEC Baseball!!!!) At Snails Pace you only need to bring yourself and your clothing and get ready to enjoy the beach and Northern Florida the way it was meant to be enjoyed. The owners have done an amazing job of providing the amenities and ambiance anyone would need for an wonderful vacation and time away from the real world. Loved our time at Seaside and Snail's Pace. Highly recommend it!
March 2017 Stay
We had a wonderful time at the beach. The house is great & has games, beach toys and chairs and baby items all there if needed. That helps tremendously by cutting down on rental fees for those items. We really liked the house, Snail's Pace, and hope to stay there again!
October 2016 Stay
My husband and I loved our stay, it's the perfect cottage for the 2 of us. The location is ideal. The owners display their Texas hospitality with some extras: a well stocked kitchen, even tho we didn't cook much, and a good coffee maker, very important! The mattress is firm, and there's ample linen. The only recommendations: please pad the king headboards, as pointed wood can be dicey. Also some instructions on the TV would help. Maintenance was out in 3 minutes to figure it out. Sandpiper is great. Looking forward to coming back!
October 2016 Stay
Loved the cottage and would happily return! Suggest an updated kitchen table (wobbly, doesn't fit the space well), an ottoman for the porch (enjoyed this space immensely), and a small laundry basket - these are minor and would not keep us from renting in the future but would make the place more comfortable. Sandpiper app was nice but inconvenient because messages came from several different email addresses leading up to our stay and then all messages were not in the app making searching for messages difficult. If listing on VRBO why not use that app - easier for this customer to have all messages in one place. Disappointed about the amenities pass and will state in our VRBO review - not a good value. We loved Seaside and will definitely return.
Hi Kristen, Thank you so much for the feedback. All of this helps us to do our job better and ensure we are providing the best customer service possible. We will send your cottage suggestions onto the owners, they are very responsive to these sorts of things. I'm terribly sorry you found the app confusing and/or difficult. I'll look into trying to streamline our emails from the same address. As for the amenity passes, unfortunately this is run by Seaside and out of our control. I wish I could provide you with better assistance here - but they make the rules and we just have to abide by them. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Love the picture!
Mental Reset at the Sea Shore
Snails Pace is a great retreat! It is a very short walk to both the beach, and the town center. The home is very clean, well furnished, and up to date. In the mornings I brewed up a pot of coffee, pored myself a cup, and two minutes later I was at the beach enjoying the cool breeze and my java. One evening we watched a lightning storm from the enclosed "crows nest". It was a great light show. In real estate they say the key to a good property is location, location, location. Well, Snails Pace has both location and comfort. Highly recommend!
2016 Family Vacation
Our first time at Snail's Pace, and it was wonderful! This is our third trip to Seaside, and Snail's Pace was the best yet. The house is beautiful and located conveniently close to the private beach and the square. Having small kids, the location was a huge plus! The house amenities and furnishings are first class and make for an even better stay. Could not ask for more! We are already looking forward to coming back next year! Thanks for everything!
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